The Courts of Love

The Courts of Love

Richard on horseback brandishing his sword was a sight to strike terror into those who opposed him. This was the fabulous Coeur ... The people were pleased to have a royal wedding in their town. The romantic situation appealed to them.

Author: Jean Plaidy

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307347077

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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When I look back over my long and tempestuous life, I can see that much of what happened to me—my triumphs and most of my misfortunes—was due to my passionate relationships with men. I was a woman who considered herself their equal—and in many ways their superior—but it seemed that I depended on them, while seeking to be the dominant partner—an attitude which could hardly be expected to bring about a harmonious existence. Eleanor of Aquitaine was revered for her superior intellect, extraordinary courage, and fierce loyalty. She was equally famous for her turbulent relationships, which included marriages to the kings of both France and England. As a child, Eleanor reveled in her beloved grandfather’s Courts of Love, where troubadours sang of romantic devotion and passion filled the air. In 1137, at the age of fifteen, Eleanor became Duchess of Aquitaine, the richest province in Europe. A union with Louis VII allowed her to ascend the French throne, yet he was a tepid and possessive man and no match for a young woman raised in the Courts of Love. When Eleanor met the magnetic Henry II, the first Plantagenet King of England, their stormy pairing set great change in motion—and produced many sons and daughters, two of whom would one day reign in their own right. In this majestic and sweeping story, set against a backdrop of medieval politics, intrigue, and strife, Jean Plaidy weaves a tapestry of love, passion, betrayal, and heartbreak—and reveals the life of a most remarkable woman whose iron will and political savvy enabled her to hold her own against the most powerful men of her time.
Categories: Fiction

His Sword

His Sword

His Sword is a standalone romance with extra steamy bonus content included! Holly Hart always gives you a Happy Ever After, she hates cheating with a passion, and cliffhangers just as much as you do!

Author: Holly Hart


ISBN: 1980985359


Page: 298

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Here comes the bride? Yeah, right. I might be a Prince, but I'm not the Royal Wedding type.Not until some grad student finds a centuries-old Treaty.Now I've got two weeks to find a virgin wife!The clock is ticking. I'm about to lose my fortune, my titles, my kingdom, my everything.And I don't even care. There's only one thing on my mind: Amanda Sparks. Sweet, innocent, pure. And the girl I'm about to make my wife.She just doesn't know it yet.Her father's business is about to go bankrupt, but I can save it.$25 million dollars, tax free.All I ask for is a year.And a night to be her first...His Sword is a standalone romance with extra steamy bonus content included! Holly Hart always gives you a Happy Ever After, she hates cheating with a passion, and cliffhangers just as much as you do!

Harlequin Kimani Romance May 2017 Box Set

Harlequin Kimani Romance May 2017 Box Set

Two weeks later The First Royal Wedding. “I. love you,” Landry said as she stood across from Kristian beneath a trellis full of red begonias. A few seconds ago her father had handed her off to Kristian, the smile on Heinz Sr.'s face so ...

Author: A.C. Arthur

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781488027482

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 878

Looking for entertaining stories of drama, glamour and passion featuring sophisticated and sensual African American and multicultural heroes and heroines? Harlequin Kimani Romance brings you all this and more with these four new full-length books for one great price! This box set includes: TO MARRY A PRINCE The Royal Weddings by A.C. Arthur Never one to lose control, crown prince Kristian DeSaunters is stunned by his attraction to free-spirited American stylist Landry Norris. Soon they’re sharing a sultry attraction, until someone sets out to destroy the DeSaunters’s reign. Will they be able to stop a hidden enemy and save their future together? GIVING MY ALL TO YOU The Grays of Los Angeles by Sheryl Lister Brandon Gray’s focus is on the long-coveted role as CEO—until he helps a mysterious beauty. Ever since a car accident, Faith Alexander’s rescuer has been by her side. With chemistry this irresistible, how can she reveal that her inheritance stands in the way of his dreams?ALWAYS MY BABY The Kingsleys of Texas by Martha Kennerson China Edwards’s brilliant legal mind and friendship are indispensable to Alexander Kingsley and his multibillion-dollar oil firm. Their all-business relationship takes an erotic detour…until Alexander is drawn into a company scandal. With trust in tatters, can an unplanned bundle of joy lead them to become the family they never expected? LAVISH LOVING The Drakes of California by Zuri Day After dazzling the fashion capitals of the world, London Drake returns to Southern California. But a chance sighting of her former lover, fashion designer Ace Montgomery, sends her into seductress mode. As Fashion Week draws near and rekindled passion leads to an affair, is London ready to commit to Ace?
Categories: Fiction

LakshmiLa The Eternal Love Story

LakshmiLa   The Eternal Love Story

The sword fight was the brightest gem in the royal wedding crown – the high point of the celebration. Crowds thronged the fields, pushing and jostling for a better look at the sparring couple. The makeshift fencing arena came alive to ...

Author: Shubhi Agarwal

Publisher: Om Books International

ISBN: 9789392834219

Category: Fiction

Page: 315

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“Don’t you question his love for me. I know what it is.When he resides in me how can you say he left me? Nothing can break the bond between two souls who are connected to each other. No matter how long they are apart, no matter what happens, they are always connected.” Urmila Set against the backdrop of the Ramayana, Lakshmila narrates the story of the selfless love between Lakshman and Urmila without whom the Ramayana would have been incomplete. But Lakshmila – the united entities of Lakhsman and Urmila – does not tell the world about their sacrifices; instead they speak of their love that becomes the cornerstone of their powerful and supreme sacrifice. Urmila is as important as Lakshman in the story. It lingers on the significant pauses in their relationship, unknown to the world, and gently drives home the unsung truth that the love between Lakshman and Urmila was unusual, divine, subtle and yet potent, carrying across lifetimes. Their love was a silent and selfless commitment, more of a spiritual connection. Lakshmila provides a detailed insight into the ‘what, how, when and why’ of every incident that took place during the Treta Yug in the Suryavanshi family, based on detailed research from the Valmiki Ramayana, Kamban Ramayana, Puranas and the different versions of the Ramayana.The fictional narrative is set in the context of a retelling of the epic from Lakshman and Urmila’s perspective of the events that went on to build the timeless tale.
Categories: Fiction

Modern Romance February 2021 Books 1 4 One Night Before the Royal Wedding Pride the Italian s Proposal The Sheikh s Marriage Proclamation The Billionaire s Cinderella Housekeeper

Modern Romance February 2021 Books 1 4  One Night Before the Royal Wedding   Pride   the Italian s Proposal   The Sheikh s Marriage Proclamation   The Billionaire s Cinderella Housekeeper

the second. He cleared his throat. 'A little more, Your Royal Highness?' 'No, no. That was plenty. ... Carefully, he removed his sword and put it within reach, before lowering his frame into the seat opposite hers.

Author: Sharon Kendrick

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780008916893

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

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Red Hot Romances from Mills & Boon!
Categories: Fiction

NET Abide Bible

NET  Abide Bible

THE ADJURATION REFRAIN The Beloved to the Maidens: 5 I admonish you, O maidens of Jerusalem, by the gazelles and by the young does of the open fields: “Do not awaken or arouse love until it pleases!” THE ROYAL WEDDING PROCESSION The ...

Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780785236894

Category: Bibles

Page: 1824

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“Abide in me.” John 15:4 Do you yearn for life-giving, intimate communion with God? The Abide Bible is designed to help you experience the peace, hope, and growth that come from encountering the voice and presence of God in Scripture. Every feature in Abide is designed to teach and develop Scripture-engagement habits that help you know the power and spiritual nourishment of abiding in Christ. Created in partnership with Bible Gateway and the Taylor University Center for Scripture Engagement, The Abide Bible’s features include book introductions and practical Scripture-engagement prompts based on five ways of interacting deeply with the Bible: Praying Scripture: Pattern your prayers after biblical texts, personalizing the prayers and gaining language for the thoughts and emotions you want to express. Picture It: Place yourself in a biblical narrative as a bystander or participant in important events. Journaling: Focus and reflect on Scripture and its meaning for your life, opening yourself to God’s voice as you ponder. Engage Through Art: Consider a classic piece of art—photograph, sculpture, painting—and let it deepen your meditations on scriptural truths. Contemplate: Follow the church’s longstanding practice of reading, meditating on, praying, and contemplating a passage of Scripture in order to experience God’s presence through the words of the Bible.
Categories: Bibles

The Royal Wedding Collection

The Royal Wedding Collection

hand over the desk and lamp, then inspected her hand for the nonexistent dust. ... “The path to life and love is pressing forward to what lies ahead. ... Each word, like a sword, trimming the fat of Corina's bravado. “And if I fail?

Author: Rachel Hauck

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310344049

Category: Fiction

Page: 882

View: 353

Now Available in One Volume - The Royal Wedding Collection by Rachel Hauck Once Upon a Prince A royal prince. An ordinary girl. An extraordinary royal wedding. Princess Ever After Regina Beswick was born to be a princess. But she’s content to be a small-town girl, running a classic auto restoration shop, unaware a secret destiny awaits her. How to Catch a Prince An American heiress and a crown prince seem destined to be together. Will the devastation of war keep them apart forever?
Categories: Fiction

Queen and Consort Elizabeth and Philip

Queen and Consort  Elizabeth and Philip

The groom wore the uniform of his regiment the Queen's Bays and used his sword to cut the wedding cake. for it as an historic building. Nigel Arch andJoanna Marschner, in their book The Royal Wedding Dresses, quote the designers of ...

Author: Lynne Bell

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781550029352

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

View: 276

"Princely marriage is the brilliant edition of a universal fact" – so said the nineteenth-century writer Walter Bagehot. In 2007, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, celebrate their sixtieth wedding anniversary. This love story of the world’s most famous couple presents a thematic look at the most outstandingly successful marriage of recent times. This illustrated study explores the pressures and stresses of living life in the glare of public scrutiny. It is an early case of a married couple leading independent lives of extraordinary public service and indicating a path for others to follow. The historical experience of queens and their consorts and Elizabeth and Philip’s Canadian and Commonwealth roles add scope to this biography.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

NKJV The Modern Life Study Bible eBook

NKJV  The Modern Life Study Bible  eBook

“And go about the city; In the streets and in the squares I will seek the one I love. ... The poem's depiction of Solomon's retinue “coming out of the wilderness” on its way to the royal wedding recalls the comment of the queen of Sheba ...

Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781401679682

Category: Bibles

Page: 1984

View: 287

As members of the modern age, we sometimes feel disconnected from the world of the Bible. But if we look closely, we can see that although cultures change, our basic challenges stay the same. We still struggle with issues like community, justice, economic stress, political tensions, and cultural and ethnic differences. We still wonder who God is, how to discern His will, and how we fit into His plan. Using historical context and fresh insights backed by biblical scholars, The Modern Life Study Bible explores the timeless truths that connect the people and stories of the Bible to the opportunities and demands we face today. God is at work in our world, inviting us to experience His presence. With innovative, full-color illustrations, maps, and diagrams, along with special information on occupations of the Bible, profiles of people and places, theme indexes, and inspirational biographies of believers who put their faith to work, The Modern Life Study Bible will draw you in, helping you to know and embrace what it means to follow Christ in today’s world. Features include: More than 2,400 concise articles and book introductions More than 220 full-color maps Hundreds of diagrams, tables, and illustrations 66 inspirational biographies Indexes to aid navigation and study
Categories: Bibles

The Use of Arthurian Legend in Hollywood Film

The Use of Arthurian Legend in Hollywood Film

Leodogran finally dismiss his doubts and grant Arthur's request to marry his daughter . ... It seems likely that in so doing , Sword of Lancelot transposes to this story key elements of the Tristram myth , originally a separate romance ...

Author: Rebecca A. Umland

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313297983

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 205

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This is the first book to examine the various uses of the Arthurian legend in Hollywood film, covering films from the 1920s to the present. The authors use five representational categories: intertextual collage (or cult film); melodrama, which focuses on the love triangle; conservative propaganda, pervasive during the Cold War; the Hollywood epic; and the postmodern quest, which commonly employs the grail portion of the legend. Arguing that filmmakers rely on the audience's rudimentary familiarity with the legend, the authors show that only certain features of the legend are activated at any particular time. This fascinating study shows us how the legend has been adapted and how through the popular medium of Hollywood films, the Arthurian legend has survived and flourished.
Categories: Performing Arts